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Filipino voters: Clueless about what they have done

Political blogging is like a sport. Like any sport, you win some and you lose some. The idea is to play like Roger Federrer, stay cool, calm and composed even in defeat. Sometimes though, one can’t help but act a … Continue reading

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To the staunch Aquinoist, mob rule trumps everything

Lest some people here are under the mistaken impression that we are out to undermine the new administration of President-Elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, I thought I’d set the record straight. Noynoy won the election fair and square. He bagged … Continue reading

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Noynoy Aquino: defying the Supreme Court!

I came across an interesting exchange between two noted stalwarts of the Establishment Blogger community. It transpired in a comment thread of a recent article published on a noted Establishment Blog: UP n Grad on Mon, 22nd Mar 2010 6:51 … Continue reading

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The REAL threat to progress is being piped right into our homes!

Si Manong Abe Margallo nga naman talaga. By his own admission, he’s been so busy with his own rambling in that verbose pomposity that so characterises the sort of style that appeals to the Old Fart generation to whom much … Continue reading

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Noynoy Aquino supporters are getting fed up

I thought I’d give Noynoy Aquino a break because people are starting to think that I am a paid hack. I keep checking my account for any unusual transactions specifically on the credit side coming from someone named Villar but … Continue reading

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The Kick-Ass Test

In my recent article on GetRealPhilippines.net, “The promising decline of Philippine demagoguery“, I celebrate evidence I see of small steps being taken down a different path in the way we as a people regard the coming presidential elections. That is, … Continue reading

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The smart and the dumb

I often wonder why smart people are frequently admonished for “failing to reach” less-smart people — as if society owes the less smart a dumbing down of the smart stuff. One particularly controversial example of the prevailing pressure to dumb … Continue reading

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